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05 Aug 2014 08:11

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05 Aug 2014 08:12

SKSemtex wrote:Hesjedal Alberta 2013 1 stage. Unfortunately I cannot find the proper picture.


Here's one.

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Aka The Ginger One.
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05 Aug 2014 08:13

zlev11 wrote:it was actually Marcos Garcia


That's the one: stage 4 to Estación de Valdezcaray, and he wasn't even 2nd, but 4th.Image
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05 Aug 2014 08:20

Big Doopie wrote:Merckx quite famously punched the sky as Guimard snuck around him and lunged for the win.

1972. Mt Revard...I think. I'm writing from memory.j


Well remembered.
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05 Aug 2014 08:42

Here's another in a slightly different manner: Michel Pollentier at the Alpe d'Huez in the 1978 Tour :D
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05 Aug 2014 08:49

I very much enjoyed Paolini's tribute to Pozzato:

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Teruel's celebration at California was particularly good because of how long it lasted, and the length of his effort to go clear before the end of the penultimate lap.
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05 Aug 2014 10:39

Too early:

Gianni Vermeersch at a kermess in Langemark on August 19 2012

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Too late:

John Degenkolb at Paris-Roubaix 2014 (but perhaps happy to be 2nd, I guess)

Zdenek Stybar at a stage of the Volta a Lleida 2007. I have no picture of that, no trace left on the web either but I clearly remember that he said it on his website at that time, though I can't find the article back. :( And he said it with a lot of self-derision and humour. :)
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05 Aug 2014 11:37

Gif version is the best :cool:

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05 Aug 2014 11:46

cineteq wrote:It was Antonio Piedra, I couldn't find a picture though. Later on he ended up winning stage 15 (Lagos de Covadonga).


:confused:

Why don't you step aside and leave this thread to people who know what they are talking about, rather than just make up fairytales that have no basis in reality and pass them off as fact.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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05 Aug 2014 12:00

The Hitch wrote::confused:

Why don't you step aside and leave this thread to people who know what they are talking about, rather than just make up fairytales that have no basis in reality and pass them off as fact.
Ha ha you seem to have a anger management problem. Btw, do you know the saying: "Rookies tend to show off"?

Obviously I meant Caja Rural's 'second' win. I apologize to those I offended. :D
The 'winner' was Marcos Garcia, not Antonio Piedra.

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05 Aug 2014 12:23

TGBM.

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05 Aug 2014 12:58

some of the "winner" celebrations under this link
http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/Giro/140528_veikkanen_juicht

Giro 2014 Stage 17 - Jussi unaware of 5 men in front of his group. Who knows what Le Bon was saying on the radio?
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Giro 2013 Stage 17 - Navardauskas 2nd behind Visconti
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P-N 2007 Stage 3 - Boonen 2nd behind Kolobnev
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Honestly this one is too historical for me...
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05 Aug 2014 13:02

Marco Marcato at Cieszyn stage (Tour of Poland 2010)

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05 Aug 2014 13:09

Marcato a few years ago in the Tour of Poland. He may well have actually won the stage had he not celebrated a lap early and virtually stopped

Yesterday it seemed like most of the peloton forgot there was one guy left in front. The way they sprinted, it wasn't just Matthews who thought he was racing for the win

Can anyone think of a case where someone won without realizing (apart from DQs) ?
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05 Aug 2014 13:19

Damiano Cunego, 2005 Giro d'Italia stage 7.
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05 Aug 2014 13:26

BYOP88 wrote:Damiano Cunego, 2005 Giro d'Italia stage 7.

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05 Aug 2014 13:39

Maybe a longshot but have there also been guys winning who didnt knew they won? (without disqualifications)
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05 Aug 2014 14:30

scholar wrote:I very much enjoyed Paolini's tribute to Pozzato:

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That was pretty much the defining moment of "That guy is just too cool!" for me. And let's not forget his awesome helmet.

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Ruudz0r wrote:Maybe a longshot but have there also been guys winning who didnt knew they won? (without disqualifications)


I'd imagine it happening rather frequently in close sprints.
Or are you asking if there's ever been someone who thought there were other riders up the road/thought there were still one lap to go?
Aka The Ginger One.
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05 Aug 2014 14:45

Ruudz0r wrote:Maybe a longshot but have there also been guys winning who didnt knew they won? (without disqualifications)


Trentin in the Tour this year.
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05 Aug 2014 14:48

mysterwatt wrote:Marco Marcato at Cieszyn stage (Tour of Poland 2010)


For those like me who did not remember this one:
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http://www.dingostew.com/phpBB3/cyclist-blows-win-with-early-celebration-t859.html wrote: Italian rider Marco Marcato's early celebration cost him victory on the fourth stage of the Tour of Poland.

The race's 177km fourth stage ended with four laps of a 6.8km circuit around the Polish border town of Cieszyn, but Marcato misjudged his run to the finish after pulling away from the field.

Even though the bell rang to denote one lap to go, the Vacansoleil rider believed he had won, crossing the line with his arms aloft and blowing kisses to the confused crowd.

Only after he had slowed almost to a stop did he realise his error - but with his momentum gone and his legs aching from having sprinted too early he was quickly overhauled and then passed by the chasing pack.

Shattered, Marcato rolled over the line four minutes behind eventual stage winner Mirco Lorenzetto.
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